I have noticed on several of the Betty Boop downloads a discrepancy between the listed file size and the actual file size... looks like many of the Betty Boop cartoons are the same, leaving the last few minutes of the cartoon out of the download. For instance - on this cartoon the download file size for the MPEG2 says it should be 416MB when in fact the actual file is only 397MB according to the FTP and HTTP files.
January 28, 2008 Subject:
Wonder if the voices of Fannie Brice, Maurice Chavalier, and Cab Calloway were real? I think the rotoscoping of Calloway was used in another Betty Boop toon involving ghost and skeletons.
July 13, 2007 Subject:
The reporter who interviews Max Fleischer was played by his younger brother, Dave Fleischer
March 18, 2006 Subject:
but....as a film in itself, its just a tantalising glimpse at the rest of Bettys cartoons.
May 13, 2005 Subject:
Out of the Inkwell and Into the Firing Line
A reporter interviews Max Fleischer and Betty Boop appears to show him her stuff by reprising scenes from the cartoons Stopping the Show, Bamboo Isle, and The Old Man of the Mountain. Although most of this cartoon consists of these repeated scenes, the scenes where Betty interacts with Fleischer and the reporter are lots of fun. You can tell this is pre-code, because at one point while Betty is dancing the hula in a scene from Bamboo Isle, the reporterÂs pencil makes a gesture that is very close to being obscene! I love this sort of cartoon-character-comes-to-life toon, so I enjoyed this thoroughly.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.